GAINcast 92: Athletic Development for Endurance Athletes

The central component of training for endurance athletes will be building specific endurance, but research has continued to show that athletic development and strength training play a vital role for endurance athletes. The benefits are numerous, such as improvement movement economy and helping prevent injuries. On this episode the podcast we explain the benefits of athletic development work, discuss different modes of training, and provide examples of progressions and workouts.

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Notes and Quotes

One of the difficulties in implementing athletic development work for endurance athletes is that it involves exercises, terms, and coaching styles that are foreign to many endurance coaches. But the basic concepts are not that difficult to understand or implement. We try to break down that barrier on this episode by walking through our experience and best practices.

Myths and realities of athletic development for endurance
Modes of training

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Further Reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: